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Who is better- Crosby or Ovechkin?
All of the time, I hear, "Crosby is better than Ovechkin", "Ovechkin is better than Crosby", but in your opinion, who is better? 
Featured by: Debi_L at 4/12/10 8:58PM
| Closed on 12/31/10 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
Teams:  Washington Capitals | Sidney Crosby
Players:  Alex Ovechkin
Team Breakout:
172 Fans 
56%a. Sidney Crosby
44%b. Alex Ovechkin

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#2 | 1647 days ago

(Edited by qtowndogg)
torontolui wrote:
 it doesn't matter, you could say ovechkin is better , but i think he would rather have sidney's stanley cup ring
But rings don't necessarily make you a better player anyhow.  They just show that your team is better.
Alex Ovechkin  
  
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#1 | 1648 days ago

 it doesn't matter, you could say ovechkin is better , but i think he would rather have sidney's stanley cup ring
#2 | 1647 days ago

(Edited by qtowndogg)
torontolui wrote:
 it doesn't matter, you could say ovechkin is better , but i think he would rather have sidney's stanley cup ring
But rings don't necessarily make you a better player anyhow.  They just show that your team is better.
Alex Ovechkin  
#3 | 1647 days ago

These two guys are the two best players in the NHL, but if I were to choose a guy to play for my Red Wings, I would choose the best all-around player, and that is Sidney Crosby.
Sidney Crosby  
#4 | 1647 days ago

Alex Ovechken has more pressure leading this Washington Capitals team and he still does it ovechkin is better
Alex Ovechkin  
#5 | 1644 days ago

I went with the star who plays in all situations.
Sidney Crosby  
#6 | 1642 days ago

Ovie doesnt play in all situations?
Alex Ovechkin  
#7 | 1642 days ago

simpletim19 wrote:
Ovie doesnt play in all situations?
Granted I don't see him much out here, but when I have I don't see him killing off penalties.
Sidney Crosby  
#8 | 1642 days ago

(Edited by simpletim19)
He can and has played pk but it just doesnt make sense for him to do it all the time
Alex Ovechkin  
#9 | 1642 days ago

qtowndogg wrote:
But rings don't necessarily make you a better player anyhow.  They just show that your team is better.
 exactly my point ,any ahtlete will take championships over meaningless tags
#10 | 1637 days ago

 
Alex Ovechkin  
#11 | 1634 days ago

(Edited by sportsgeek22)
who scored the winning goal in the Olympics gold medal game? thats right crosby.
Sidney Crosby  
#12 | 1634 days ago

gobigblue1960 wrote:
These two guys are the two best players in the NHL, but if I were to choose a guy to play for my Red Wings, I would choose the best all-around player, and that is Sidney Crosby.
I also am a RedWing fan and being so theres no way in my right mind I could EVER vote for Crosby. Having said that the best solution to find out who's really the best is a 1 on 1 half ice loser takes out with no goalie.
Alex Ovechkin  
#13 | 1617 days ago

torontolui wrote:
 it doesn't matter, you could say ovechkin is better , but i think he would rather have sidney's stanley cup ring
 ...and gold medal
#14 | 1617 days ago

Ovechkin is a better player but he thinks he's the greatest player ever.  I have much more respect for Crosby.

#15 | 1617 days ago

According to my draft they both pretty well suck!
#16 | 1613 days ago

I pick Sidney.. not because of his looks.. but because he brought gold to CANADA BABY !! with the help of his wonderful canadien teamates !!

Sidney Crosby  
#17 | 1613 days ago

crosby is god!!
Sidney Crosby  
#18 | 1610 days ago

(Edited by Travislover1)
i'll have to say crosby!  HE IS AWESOME!! i mean ovechkin is good but he's too full of himself. and crosby., he's really good but he's not full of himself, unlike ovechkin
Sidney Crosby  
#19 | 1600 days ago

 Also, I think Crosby is more of a team player than Ovechkin :)
Sidney Crosby  
#20 | 1591 days ago

Sidney Crosby 2x Olympic Gold Medalist!
Sidney Crosby  
#21 | 1588 days ago

I have to go with Crosby, I can spell that one.
Sidney Crosby  
#22 | 1576 days ago

Sidney Crosby would be the best player and its hard to balance with Alex Ovechkin.
Sidney Crosby  
#23 | 1559 days ago

gobigblue1960 wrote:
These two guys are the two best players in the NHL, but if I were to choose a guy to play for my Red Wings, I would choose the best all-around player, and that is Sidney Crosby.
 I totally agree.  I too am a Wings fan and I certainly wouldn't mind having Crosby on the team!
Sidney Crosby  
#24 | 1557 days ago

sportsgeek22 wrote:
who scored the winning goal in the Olympics gold medal game? thats right crosby.
you spelled medal wrong
Alex Ovechkin  
#25 | 1557 days ago

sportsgeek22 wrote:
who scored the winning goal in the Olympics gold medal game? thats right crosby.
you spelled medal wrong
Alex Ovechkin  
#26 | 1549 days ago

Crosby is better. Ovechkin is an overrated cheap punk! Hey, Asswipe Obitchkin, next time you play the Hawks, keep your eyes open for Burish! Id love to see him kick your ass!
Sidney Crosby  
#27 | 1534 days ago

ovechkin is way better crosby only won the scoring title by 1 gaol and ovi missed 10 games!!!! crosby is a baby, cant take  a hit and starts crying when ppl throw hats for ovis hat trick he sucks he just needs to shutup and stay at home i dont care if he won the olympics that doesnt matter!!!!! go die in a hole
Alex Ovechkin  
#28 | 1531 days ago

i really dont care.
Sidney Crosby  
#29 | 1530 days ago

kobemamba24 wrote:
ovechkin is way better crosby only won the scoring title by 1 gaol and ovi missed 10 games!!!! crosby is a baby, cant take  a hit and starts crying when ppl throw hats for ovis hat trick he sucks he just needs to shutup and stay at home i dont care if he won the olympics that doesnt matter!!!!! go die in a hole
That was an intelligent response, kobemamba24.  How many drafts did it take you?  
Sidney Crosby  
#30 | 1530 days ago

kobemamba24 wrote:
ovechkin is way better crosby only won the scoring title by 1 gaol and ovi missed 10 games!!!! crosby is a baby, cant take  a hit and starts crying when ppl throw hats for ovis hat trick he sucks he just needs to shutup and stay at home i dont care if he won the olympics that doesnt matter!!!!! go die in a hole
haha ur hilarius look next time the penguins win the cup we will talk ok
p.s i used 1 draft so just
STFU U FRICKIN PENGUINS FAN!!!!!
Alex Ovechkin  
#31 | 1530 days ago

CyberDoug wrote:
That was an intelligent response, kobemamba24.  How many drafts did it take you?  
haha ur hilarius look next time the penguins win the cup we will talk ok
p.s i used 1 draft so just
STFU U FRICKIN PENGUINS FAN!!!!!
Alex Ovechkin  
#32 | 1518 days ago

then dont say anything!!!!!!!!!!!
Alex Ovechkin  
#33 | 1505 days ago

ovechkin is better because he hits people and plays defense.  Crosby is an incomplete hockey player
Alex Ovechkin  
#34 | 1501 days ago

kobemamba24 wrote:
ovechkin is way better crosby only won the scoring title by 1 gaol and ovi missed 10 games!!!! crosby is a baby, cant take  a hit and starts crying when ppl throw hats for ovis hat trick he sucks he just needs to shutup and stay at home i dont care if he won the olympics that doesnt matter!!!!! go die in a hole
i agree ovechkin is much better than crosby yet ovi may not do penalty kills hes not afraid to take a risk and that is important and crosby wont
Alex Ovechkin  
#35 | 1497 days ago

nadiv wrote:
i agree ovechkin is much better than crosby yet ovi may not do penalty kills hes not afraid to take a risk and that is important and crosby wont
true crosby is ready to die
Sidney Crosby  
#36 | 1497 days ago

hockey54 wrote:
According to my draft they both pretty well suck!
how can you say that they are the best in the hokey league
Alex Ovechkin  
#37 | 1497 days ago

ajdiament wrote:
true crosby is ready to die
a litle harsh dont you think
Alex Ovechkin  
#38 | 1497 days ago

nadiv wrote:
how can you say that they are the best in the hokey league
Really..did you watch the playoffs this year? I`m a big Ovechkin fan but neither of them did anything after the Olympics.
#39 | 1497 days ago

ovechkin has speed and the moves but... there both bad
#40 | 1495 days ago

crosbyisgod wrote:
crosby is god!!
hey whats the matter you dont know how to spell good cause hes not god cause he is in heaven
#41 | 1491 days ago
Indy_Steeler (+)

Went to a bar and ordered an Ovechkin, the bar tender asked me what that was. I said, "a white Russian without a cup." Did anybody else see the Caps choke in the playoffs? Sid has got an Olympic Gold Metal too. Ovechkin is the Peyton Manning of the NHL. Nothing  but padded stats and playoff collapses.
Sidney Crosby  
#42 | 1490 days ago

Indy_Steeler wrote:
Went to a bar and ordered an Ovechkin, the bar tender asked me what that was. I said, "a white Russian without a cup." Did anybody else see the Caps choke in the playoffs? Sid has got an Olympic Gold Metal too. Ovechkin is the Peyton Manning of the NHL. Nothing  but padded stats and playoff collapses.
Peyton manning plays with an amazing offensive line and vicious defense.  Ovechkin didnt lose in the playoffs this year, the Washington Capitals lost in the playoffs this year.  Likewise,  Crosby didnt win the gold medal,  Canada won the gold medal.  Say what you want about the game-winning goal,  but there was no way the US was winning that one
Alex Ovechkin  
#43 | 1484 days ago

Ovechkin is better
Alex Ovechkin  
#44 | 1483 days ago

suck it kobemamba 24  crosby is a beast ! I mean who won the most shoot outs 3 years in a row  Crosby !
Sidney Crosby  
#45 | 1483 days ago

suck it kobemamba 24  crosby is a beast ! I mean who won the most shoot outs 3 years in a row  Crosby !
Sidney Crosby  
#46 | 1449 days ago

The demise of  the Capitals last season at the hands of Montreal makes me believe that Crosby is and will be a better player throughout their careers then Ovechkin.
 The desire to be a team player makes him better then the urge of Ovechkin's urge to be a highlight real.
 Too different mindsets and will ultimately prove who is a better player
Sidney Crosby  
#47 | 1440 days ago

Sid the kid
Sidney Crosby  
#48 | 1438 days ago

kylefry22199 wrote:
suck it kobemamba 24  crosby is a beast ! I mean who won the most shoot outs 3 years in a row  Crosby !
Cindy is better because he scores more in a skills competition?
#49 | 1422 days ago

qtowndogg wrote:
But rings don't necessarily make you a better player anyhow.  They just show that your team is better.
 but unfortunately for Ovie croby has a ring and better intangibles, he has a gold medal and ovie does not,  croby is better because of his intangibles and now the penguins are thinking of playing him on the penalty kill, wow he is a complete player
Sidney Crosby  
#50 | 1409 days ago

Crosby does everything. He will score, pass, hit, back check. When he needed to add an element to his game (scoring) he did. Ovechkin just hasn't shown the same amount of growth over his career as Crosby has. Crosby is also 23 months younger than Ovechkin. Soon this won't even be a contest.
Sidney Crosby  
#51 | 1407 days ago
Nick__ (+)

 HOLY CRAP is this a tough question!  I just spent time looking at each others stats over the past few years and almost every category is even.....except 1, +/- .  Ovechkin's +/- is wayyyy higher than Crosby's.  Every other stat is pretty much even....so, as much as I like CROSBY more because I think Ovechkin is a little too dirty of a player, I gotta give the slight advantage to OVECHKIN just based on the only stat that isn't even, +/-.

If I were starting a team, I'd probably pick Crosby over Ovechkin though.
Alex Ovechkin  
#52 | 1404 days ago

Nick__ wrote:
 HOLY CRAP is this a tough question!  I just spent time looking at each others stats over the past few years and almost every category is even.....except 1, +/- .  Ovechkin's +/- is wayyyy higher than Crosby's.  Every other stat is pretty much even....so, as much as I like CROSBY more because I think Ovechkin is a little too dirty of a player, I gotta give the slight advantage to OVECHKIN just based on the only stat that isn't even, +/-.

If I were starting a team, I'd probably pick Crosby over Ovechkin though.
who's got a cup ring? Not ovechkin...enough said
#53 | 1404 days ago
Nick__ (+)

(Edited by Nick__)
BCSavage wrote:
who's got a cup ring? Not ovechkin...enough said
RELAX THERE, TOUGH GUY!!!  Everyone on here was given their opportunity to state who THEY thought was a better player.  As I mentioned, all of their stats are even except +/- AAAAAND, AS I  MENTIONED, THIS WAS A TOUGH QUESTION! I like CROSBY and DO NOT like OVECHKIN!  I also stated that I would pick CROSBY over OVECHKIN if I were starting a team!  The question wasn't asked who you LIKED more.  The question was who did you think was a better player!  They both are great players and their stats are identical! 1 player doesn't win a STANLEY CUP!  To argue your point, CROSBY has had a better TEAM to play on and has won a CUP because of the TEAM he has been with where as OVECHKIN hasn't.  IT'S A TEAM SPORT, NOT AN INDIVIDUAL ONE!  

I understand that PENGUIN fans get tired of the comparison and have a hatred for OVECHKIN, but, for anyone to argue someone else's opinion, especially when they are based on stats, is ridiculous and childish!  THEY ARE BOTH GREAT PLAYERS!!!

Being a HAWKS fan, I don't sit here and bash all RED WING players because they are our biggest rival!  If you are a TRUE Hockey fan, you take all of the info given to you and you base your OPINION on those facts!

Alex Ovechkin  
#54 | 1393 days ago

torontolui wrote:
 it doesn't matter, you could say ovechkin is better , but i think he would rather have sidney's stanley cup ring
Wow the huy in the stand would rather have his ring, but the question was who is a better player not played on a championship team.
Sidney Crosby  
#55 | 1389 days ago

 In the number of Stanley cup appearances and years as team captain, Sidney Crosby wins hands down. As of late, however, Alex Ovechkin has emerged as an excellent team leader and a much more consistent player than Sidney Crosby. Both are big sin-bin guys as well, so penalty minutes are irrelevant.
Alex Ovechkin  
#56 | 1352 days ago

As a team, Pittsburgh has had better goaltending and, arguably, better coaching. But don't say Crosby is surrounded by better talent because he hasn't been. Do the Penguins have more heart, more grit, more determination and character? Sure. But as far as talent, Ovechkin has as much (and maybe more) around him than Crosby does. And as far as hockey skill -- skating, shooting, passing, checking -- most hockey folks would say Ovechkin grades higher than Crosby.

Alex Ovechkin  
#57 | 1348 days ago

 O V is exciting to watch and enjoys scoring and the spotlight that follows him everywhere.  he enjoys the game and is slowing rounding out into a more complete player.  now, if you want a complete player and can play every position and maybe even goalie then you take "the kid"  crosby.  at the 4th season he had a stanley cup and a gold medal and scored the winning goal to boot.  he just improve his game every year plus he has the respect of the rest of the league.  he is just an amazing player.   go sid go..  except against toronto
Sidney Crosby  
#58 | 1348 days ago

 O V is exciting to watch and enjoys scoring and the spotlight that follows him everywhere.  he enjoys the game and is slowing rounding out into a more complete player.  now, if you want a complete player and can play every position and maybe even goalie then you take "the kid"  crosby.  at the 4th season he had a stanley cup and a gold medal and scored the winning goal to boot.  he just improve his game every year plus he has the respect of the rest of the league.  he is just an amazing player.   go sid go..  except against toronto
Sidney Crosby  
#59 | 1348 days ago

winston365 wrote:
 O V is exciting to watch and enjoys scoring and the spotlight that follows him everywhere.  he enjoys the game and is slowing rounding out into a more complete player.  now, if you want a complete player and can play every position and maybe even goalie then you take "the kid"  crosby.  at the 4th season he had a stanley cup and a gold medal and scored the winning goal to boot.  he just improve his game every year plus he has the respect of the rest of the league.  he is just an amazing player.   go sid go..  except against toronto
Hey Winston, I agree with your assessment of the kid but in my opinion both got burned out last year in the grind of the regular season. By the time they took on the Habs in the playoffs, OV & Sid did not have a lot left in the tank. 84 games plus Olympics is too much. And then the playoffs begin!
#60 | 1346 days ago

torontolui wrote:
 it doesn't matter, you could say ovechkin is better , but i think he would rather have sidney's stanley cup ring
its not that ring that makes the player..its the player that makes the ring
Alex Ovechkin  
#61 | 1346 days ago

kteacher wrote:
I went with the star who plays in all situations.
 idk what gaame ur watching......
Alex Ovechkin  
#62 | 1346 days ago

bridget19 wrote:
 idk what gaame ur watching......
 Well.....right now I'm watching the Kings/Blues game. 



Weird how you wondered that. 
Sidney Crosby  
#63 | 1346 days ago

bridget19 wrote:
 idk what gaame ur watching......
i didnt mater literally......i ment when you see ovi on the ice and dont see how much better he is then crosby?
Alex Ovechkin  
#64 | 1346 days ago

bridget19 wrote:
i didnt mater literally......i ment when you see ovi on the ice and dont see how much better he is then crosby?
 I knew what you meant------------------------------------and it is called having an opinion, and I see Crosby as a better overall player. Deal with a difference of opinion. 
Sidney Crosby  
#65 | 1346 days ago

kteacher wrote:
 I knew what you meant------------------------------------and it is called having an opinion, and I see Crosby as a better overall player. Deal with a difference of opinion. 
sure u defffff knew what i ment
Alex Ovechkin  
#66 | 1346 days ago

It's been a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggg week, my translation skills are spent, so I will just say "OK". 
Sidney Crosby  

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